Kit Smith & Tanya Livingstone

Kit Smith & Tanya Livingstone

BandAmericanaFolk

"Anyone who enjoyed the winning collaboration from Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs released in April, "Under The Covers, Vol 1," will enjoy the magic of Smith & Livingstone blending melodious voices and distinct writing styles." -Robert Kinsler of the Orange County Register

Biography

Kit & Tanya have been musically connected for the past 10 years. After Kit recorded his first album, “Stronger Man”, in 1996 (Bitemark Records) he approached Tanya to do some live performances. Their musical connection led to a deep friendship and respect for each other. They continued to write and perform together through the years, while also being involved in outside projects.
This year, they decided to collaborate on a new album titled “Central Connection”. Their passionate and heart-felt songs, rich in harmonies, strike a chord with audiences everywhere. They have recently won numerous awards including “Best Performer” and “Best Song” from West Coast Songwriters.
Blurring the lines between Americana, Folk and Pop, “Central Connection” delivers ten autobiographical, radio-friendly songs by two voices seemingly weaved into one.

Lyrics

Drive

Written By: Tanya Livingstone & Kit Smith

Pack your bags you said
I’m gonna take a drive
And I’d like to take you with me
Let’s get outta here

The people in this town
They always seem to let me down
We’ll start a new life far away from here

I’ve got my eyes fixed on you
While the highway lines go past

You’ve got your hands on the wheel
I’ve got my feet up on the dash
I don’t care where this highway leads us
Let’s just make this drive last

We drive all through the night
Talk about the way things might have been
Had we met each other way back then

But we can’t change the past
Without changin’ who we are
And all the good things that we have will make it last

I’ve got my eyes fixed on you
While the highway lines go past

You’ve got your hands on the wheel
I’ve got my feet up on the dash
I don’t care where this highway leads us
Let’s just make this drive last

When I can’t take another moment more
Inside these walls
Somethin’ bout the open road, it calls
And I just have to drive

You’ve got your hands on the wheel
I’ve got my feet up on the dash
I don’t care where this highway leads us
Let’s just make this drive last

Flying To You

Written By: Tanya Livingstone & Kit Smith

Take me up above the clouds
Where I don’t have to think about
The times when I felt so confined
The altitude helps clear my mind

When i’m flying
When i’m flying
Flying to you

I wave goodbye to all my ghosts
And ride the jetstream up the coast
The waves are breaking down below me
And I am finally breaking free

When i’m flying
When i’m flying
Flying to you

When i’m flying
When i’m flying
Flying to you

I can see that Golden Gate

Something ‘bout that rumbling engine sound
Soothes me like a lullaby and now
I’m dreaming of your kisses, oh and how...
It puts me in the mood for touching down

When i’m flying
When i’m flying
Flying to you

When i’m flying
When i’m flying
Flying to you

Built With My Heart

Written By: Kit Smith

It feels like things are changin’
You don’t look at me the same
Like a mountain’s grown between us
You’re so many miles away

I’m trying to build a bridge
To gap the distances between
But your shutting down my engine
You’re throwing away the key

Hearts can change their minds
It happens all the time
Fools can sift through gold
Only to find the rust and grime

It just doesn’t feel like you mean it
I search in your eyes for a spark
But you’re lookin’ at me like a stranger
In the castle I built with my heart
I built with my heart

Suppose it’s time to close the door
And leave what’s left behind
Take a trip out to California
where the ocean and stars collide

It’s not hard to see you’re changin’
The lights are all on but it’s dark
And you’re looking at me like a stranger
In the castle I built with my heart
I built with my heart
I built with my heart
I built with my heart

Discography

Kit Smith & Tanya Livingstone "Central Connection" (Song Crisis Records 2006)
Kit Smith "Stronger Man" (Bitemark Records 1996)

Set List

Songs from "Central Connection" 2006

1.Built With My Heart
2. Drive
3. The Space In Me
4. With Your Fire
5. Flying To You
6. Free To The River
7. Sweet Love
8. Dream Her Dreams
9. Allison
10. Thanks To You

Songs from "Stronger Man" 1996

1. This Time
2. Sound Of A Soul
3. Hole In The Sky
4. Steppin' Out
5. Come A Long Way
6. Meant To Last
7. Stronger Man
8. Gypsy Dreamer
9. No More Bleeding
10. Everything But Time

We can play 30 minutes up to 2 hours of original music